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Victoria Bitter (VB) - Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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Victoria Bitter (VB)Victoria Bitter (VB)

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BA SCORE
58
awful

283 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 2.4
pDev: 32.92%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd. visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwarbi on 02-16-2002

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2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of dcmchew
2.31/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Orange pour, small pour head.
Smell of faint grains, sweet malts and low hops.
Sweet malty taste, corn syrup, bit of zest, cut off by mildly bitter hops, skunk and a bit of metal.
Light bodied, medium fizz.
Drinkable, but the usual kinda bad adjunct macrolager. Apparently the most easy to come by in the land down under.

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2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

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1/5  rDev -58.3%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours an orangey golden color, clear, topped with a decent white head and a solid retention.
The aroma is mostly malty along with some biscuity notes.
The taste is pleasantly bitter throughout, with a slightly unpleasant metal feel in the aftertase.
Otherwise nicely drinkable.

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +25%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

It seems that this beer is ubiquitous in Australia. The "VB" is on many signs overhanging the entries of pubs. Much like Budweiser. From the bottle it pours a dark golden, very yellow color. The aroma is strong with adjunct and little else. Similar experience on the palate with some prickly carbonation to go along with it. There is a touch of bitterness at the end, putting the Bitter in to VB. Overall not my favorite.

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2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +45.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +25%

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3.22/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Victoria Bitter 4.9% 375ml can in NZ

Aroma: light mix of bready malts and spicy hops

Flavor: Mild; good balance although it is sweet up front and a bit bitter by the finish. The hops
dominate eventually in the mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste.

Feel: medium-light body; crisp and smooth; good, medium+ carbonation.

O: OK as a decent but cheap and widely available (in NZ) beer.

Photo of JimiO
3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a benchmark mass production beer... like Budweiser, Coors, Guinness... it shouldn't be measured critically against boutique micro brews

Being a benchmark... and therefore average... I rate it as 3.0

It is has a nice golden color... good head

Smell is musky and hoppy... simple... not in your face

It goes down smooth... slightly dry... very refreshing

Good carbonation in the mouth... its active

A good beer to drink when you don't have to concentrate on the taste... great for footy and cricket

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2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Victoria Bitter (VB) from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
58 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.